We are all aware that the smartphones of this generation can do much more than just place a call, send text messages and take photos. And we can all pretty much unanimously agree that these devices are fast becoming something that most of us simply can’t live without. Whether it is sending a text to your significant other or taking a picture of the sunset, look around and you’re sure to find almost everyone with their heads buried in their smartphones.
If you’re thinking we’re just another someone discouraging others from using their cellular devices, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, today we are going to help you discover some cool and productive things you can use your smartphone for and use the device to its fullest potential.
#1 - Getting Out of an Awkward Situation
Trying to get out of an awkward blind date or walking back home all alone in the dark? Circle 6 is an app that allows you to create a virtual network of your contacts for emergencies. This emergency network is created from the 6 contacts you have selected and will immediately inform them about your whereabouts in case you’re in trouble.
#2 - Tuning Your Instrument
Found your high school guitar in the attic and don’t have a tuner on hand? Apps like Cleartune are specifically designed for tuning instruments so you no longer need to carry a heavy tuner around—just download your preferred mobile application and you’re sorted.
#3 - Monitoring Your Heart Rate
Suffering from high blood pressure or severe anxiety? Apps like Runtastic Heart Rate Pro or Instant Heart Rate will keep a close eye on your heart rate. This way you can panic a little less and keep your vitals in check at all times.
#4 - Making Transactions
Sick and tired of going through the strenuous processes of conventional banking? “Square Cash” is an app that allows you to instantly wire money to your friends, absolutely hassle-free.
#5 - Meeting Your Possible Future Partner
Tinder, Match.com, and OkCupid are just some of the plethora of apps created to make your dating life easier. Now you can seamlessly shoot your shot on the single prospects around you without fearing the consequences of getting turned down. And for the ladies, there are services like Bumble, where you’re in complete control of making the first move.
#6 - Creating and Managing Your Blog
The days of sitting endlessly behind a computer screen and updating your blog are finally over. Platforms like WordPress, Wix, and Tumblr, among others, are available as mobile applications so now you can update your life on the go.
#7 - Writing a Book
Whether you’re indeed writing a memoir or simply gathering your thoughts in a diary, with a smartphone, you can pour your heart out and keep the sensitive information locked away with a password. Notes, Evernote, OneNote are one of the many apps that will hold the weight of your words and all of your best-kept secrets safely.
#8 - Exploring Outdoor Recreational Activities
You can now play hide and seek anywhere in the world. Apps like Geocaching are created for those interested in outdoor recreational activities. It creates a network of participants using GPS triangulation and enables the participants to seek special items around the world.
#9 - Starting Your Car
Technology has come a long way. Based on the car you drive, you can now start your car without even getting inside. Viper Smart Start is an app that enables GPS to start your car for you without you having to be inside. All you need to do is be somewhere in the vicinity of your ride and your engine will already be warmed up by the time you slam the door shut.
#10 - Checking Stock Market Quotes
Check your stocks and trade on the go. There are numerous apps available on the play store that allow you to check the latest updates about the stock market. Gone are the days of having to search the internet for share updates or calling your broker for the latest news and updates.
On a Final Note
Now that you know some of the coolest and productive things you can do on your phone, you no longer have to feel guilty about using your device at all times cause you still can be productive while doing so. It’s time you gave these apps a trial run and let us know which ones work the best for you.